Council achievements to be celebrated with Local Government Awards

Councils across the state are encouraged to showcase the important contribution they make to their communities by nominating for the 2022 Local Government Week Awards.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the awards, presented by Local Government NSW, are a chance to celebrate our councils.

“The Dubbo Regional and Narromine Shire councils play a vital role in the everyday lives of our residents, and this is a great opportunity to acknowledge the hard work being done by the council staff who help keep our community running,” Mr Saunders said.

The state’s 128 local councils invest more than $12 billion in services, facilities and infrastructure each year and support more than 48,000 jobs in cities and towns across NSW.

Councils provide 471 public pools and 1786 public halls to local communities. They also maintain more than 109,000 hectares of open space and manage over 167,000 kilometres of roads.

Nominations are now open in a number of categories for the Local Government Week Awards. Applications can be made via the Local Government NSW website and close on Thursday 16 June 2022. The Awards will be presented during Local Government Week at a ceremony in Sydney on 4 August 2022.

The categories open for submission are:

  • The RH Dougherty Awards for innovation in communication and events,
  • The Leo Kelly OAM Arts and Culture Awards,
  • The LGNSW Planning Awards sponsored by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

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